ETC/BD Technical paper 3/2020: Impact caused by Invasive Alien Species of Union concern on habitats and species of the Nature Directives and Natura 2000 sites

01 Jul 2020

This report investigates the numbers and frequency of habitats and species listed in the Annexes of the Habitats and the Birds Directive affected by Invasive Alien Species of Union concern. Case studies in this report illustrate the differences in information (concerning IAS occurrence, distribution and impact) provided between reports under the Habitats and Birds Directive and the IAS regulation. Furthermore the distribution of IAS of Union concern is compared to Natura 2000 network.

Prepared by: Wolfgang Rabitsch (Umweltbundesamt GmbH, AT), Mora Aronsson and Malin Strand (Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, SE) and Sabine Roscher (MNHN, FR)